New Super Mario Bros. Wii: Star Coin Locations World 3

New Super Mario Bros. Wii: Star Coin Locations World 3

It seems as if the strategy guides for World 1 and World 2 have been a hit on Gamer Syndrome, so why quit now?  I’m sure those of you who have ready my previous walkthroughs are itching for the exact locations of the star coins in World 3 by now, and GamerSyndrome is going to provide you with those locations.  So grab your Wii Remote and lets get started.

Note:  I will be referring to some special moves of Mario in this guide, refer to this guide if you run across such a move.

World 3

Level 1

Star Coin #1

World 3-1 Star 1

The first Star Coin of the World lies just past the first set of green pipes towards the beginning of the level.  Make sure you get Penguin Suit or a shell because you will need one or the other to break the blocks that are blocking the path to the first Star Coin.  If you get a Penguin Suit just get a running head start and press down on the D-Pad when you get close to this area and Mario should glide down the hill and break open the blocks to grab the coin.

Star Coin #2

World 3-1 Star 2

The second Star Coin is located in the middle of the level just after you pass the level checkpoint and just before you reach the pipe to take you to the next section of the level.  It pays to have the Ice Flower or the Penguin Suit because you can freeze the Piranha Plant shown above and use the ice block you create to jump on in order to get the Star Coin.

Star Coin #3

World 3-1 Star 3-1

After you pass the Red Ring and the eight coins that it creates you will see a short green pipe located under an overhang.  You will need to slide under the overhang and go down the green pipe to get to the next section where the coin is located.

World 3-1 Star 3-2

Once inside this room you will be bombarded by Penguins being shot out of a pipe above.  The key is to freeze one of these penguins and ride them towards the Star Coin, ducking your head just before the coins as to avoid the overhang, and the jump up to grab the coin.

Level 2

Star Coin #1

World 3-2 Star 1

The first Star coin is located at the beginning of the level and is hard to miss.  After you pass the second cannon, and just before the third cannon, you will see the Star Coin overhead.  You will need to stand on the platform shown above and perform a Pounce-Bounce off of a Bullet Bill to get enough height to reach the coin; or you can get a Propeller Head before you enter the level.

Star Coin #2

World 3-2 Star 2-1

This is one of the more difficult coins to obtain and may provide the most frustration yet.  Shortly after passing the checkpoint flag you will see a green pipe situated in the middle of a gap and surrounded by cannons.  You will need to go down this pipe while avoiding the Bullet Bills.  Keep in mind that it would be very beneficial to have either a Penguin Suit or an Ice Flower before entering this pipe.

World 3-2 Star 2-2

Once inside you will need to time your Pounce-Bouncing in order to make your way to the top to grab the Star Coin.  I found this to be very difficult, but not impossible.  You will want to jump on the first Bullet Bill soon after it exits the lowest cannon to the right, that will set you up a little better for the following jumps.  Otherwise you can use the same method, but freeze the bullets and then jump on the to make your way to the top as shown above.

Star Coin #3

World 3-2 Star 3

The third and final coin is located just before the end of the level and requires you to defeat and Ice Bro. before you will be able to reach it safely.  Once the Ice Bro. is defeated you will see a ledge to the left where you just came from; get a running start off of this platform and jump onto the platform with the Star Coin.

Level 3

Star Coin #1

World 3-3 Star 1

In order to get Star Coin 1, you will need to jump in the water and swim into the column that is located just beneath the ? Block.  You will need to time your jump down or else you will be pushed away from the coin by the floating blocks of ice.

Star Coin #2

World 3-3 Star 2

The second coin is a little ways down from the checkpoint flag, but you will need to take out the Ice Bro. located on the blocks just below the bricks.  He is easiest to take out if you jump from below because it will be easier to avoid being frozen.  Once the Ice Bro. is gone, just jump up on top of the ? Blocks and get the coin.

Star Coin #3

World 3-3 Star 3-1

The third and final Star Coin requires you to grab the barrel shown above just as you exit the second pipe and carry it a long way down past the falling icicles.

World 3-3 Star 3-2

Once you have reached the end of the level you will see a coin in an impossible to reach area, and this is why you have carried the barrel this far.  You can throw the barrel at the coin in order to get it.  You don’t always have to touch it with Mario’s body.

Level Ghost House

Star Coin #1

World 3-GhostHouse Star 1

The first Star Coin is very easy to get but is very easily missed, this is why I wrote this Strategy Guide in order to lead you to it.  When you start out the level, just walk to the left and into the wall, the Star Coin will be just above your head.

Star Coin #2

World 3-GhostHouse Star 2

To get to this part of the level you will have to find the secret hidden door from the previous room.  All you need to do is walk as far as you can to the left to find the hidden wall, and the door will be there.  Once you are in this room you will need to climb the ropes while avoiding Boos.  When you see four columns of ropes lined up like they are here, then you will need to jump into the wall on the far left as shown above in order to grab the coin.  Now make your way up to the top and enter the door.

Star Coin #3

World 3-GhostHouse Star 3-1

Once you have entered the next room you need to make your way to the top of that room and shimmy across the rope above while avoiding Boos once again.  After you have made your way across about three-fourths of the rope you will see a moving platform just below you and you will know to drop down close to it onto the hidden platform below where you will enter the door.

World 3-GhostHouse Star 3-2

You will now enter a room full of Boos and a platform that is slowly moving downwards.  Press left and right on the D-Pad back and forth, but do it very quickly as to avoid the massive amounts of Boos.  After a while the floor will drop quickly and then suddenly stop.  The picture above shows about where it stops, and where the coin is located.  Just make your way into the wall to your right while avoiding Boos and grab the final Star Coin.

Level Tower

Star Coin #1

World 3-Tower Star 1-1

Towards the beginning of the level you see a spinning structure like the one shown above, this is the second spinning structure that you come to.  Just above this structure to the right is a wall that is hiding the door shown above.  Enter this door to reach the next area.

World 3-Tower Star 1-2

After entering the door you will see a third spinning structure will a spike ball and chain.  You will need to maneuver Mario around the structure to grab the coin.  The key is to find a way on top of the structure so you can drop down on top of the coin.

Star Coin #2

World 3-Tower Star 2

This coin is the easier of the three to get on this level.  You can obtain it by simply getting on top of the spinning structure shown above, and as it spins to the right just Wall-Jump off of the wall and onto the ledge above with the Star Coin.

Star Coin #3

World 3-Tower Star 3

This coin is also very difficult to get because you have to maneuver well.  Once you get on the platform that starts moving up, you need to grab the first POW block that you come to and hold onto it for as long as you can.  Once you reach an overwhelming amount of Dry Bones in the area and the first set of spiked balls, throw it down to knock them all out.  This helps to clear the clutter.  Another set of spike balls will appear shortly and you need to make sure these stay intact at all costs.  Grab the next POW block up above and hold onto it making sure that the spiked balls don’t hit it and you don’t drop it because you will need the spiked balls to destroy the gray blocks blocking the path to the third Star Coin.

Level 4

Star Coin #1

World 3-4 Star 1

The first Star Coin is obtained by jumping on the moving ice blocks below and jumping onto the platform above.  You will also need to take out the Fire Bro. camping out on the platform.  You can get him fairly easily by grabbing an ice block before you get to the platform and hurling it at him when he isn’t firing at you.  The Star Coin is located a little less than a quarter of the way through the level.

Star Coin #2

World 3-4 Star 2

The second Star Coin is easy to get, but you just need good timing.  You will reach a section about halfway through the level just before the checkpoint flag that looks like this.  Large ice blocks will be moving from left to right and you will need to jump on one of them.  when you get to a structure that looks like the one above you need to duck to get underneath it and jump up into a hidden section where the coin is located (it just just above Mario’s head in this picture).

Star Coin #3

World 3-4 Star 3

At the end of the level you will come to the third and final Star Coin, it’s hard to miss.  Ice blocks will be moving across the ice and you will need to dodge them in order to make your way to the coin, but watch out for the Fire Bro. above.  Simply jump down into the nook to get the coin.

Level 5

Star Coin #1

World 3-5 Star 1

Once you jump on the pink and white block at the beginning of the level you will want to jump across and grab the Propeller block or make sure you have a Propeller Head Mario equipped.  It’s fast paced from here and you can’t slow down too much, or you will fall to your death.  The first coin is not too far up the level and is just above the Koopa shown above.  If you have lost your Propeller then you will need to jump off of the Koopa’s head to get the coin.

Star Coin #2

World 3-5 Star 2

Keep in mind that the second and third coins on this level are not available to get until you have hit the ! switch on the World 3 overview map and you return to the level.  Once you have hit that switch you will need to make your way to the top of the first section of this level and you will see a red pipe that was unreachable before.  Hitting the ! switch makes once invisible blocks now suddenly visible, allowing new places to be opened.  After entering the red pipe you will jump on another pink and white block and about a third of the way up you will see the second Star Coin.  Be quick to grab it because you will need to run back and jump on the block before it’s too late.

Star Coin #3

World 3-5 Star 3

Star Coin number three is easy to obtain you just need to make sure that you are careful of the surrounding Koopas, and that you land safely back on the moving block.  Simply jump or propel up to get it.

Level Castle

Star Coin #1

World 3-Castle Star 1

A large portion of this level has you walking on a moving floor of ice, and that in turn makes time of the essence.  In this particular section located towards the beginning of the level just after you fall onto the moving floor, you will need to jump off of the bouncing balls below and onto the platform above to grab the Star Coin.  Be careful though, because if you wait too long the floor will fall out from beneath you and you could fall to your death.

Star Coin #2

World 3-Castle Star 2-1

This Star Coin requires you to make use of the Bob-ombs by throwing them into the correct places to explode the ice blocks.  You will need to jump on them and then either throw them or kick them next to or onto the block you wish to explode.  Once your path is cleared it should look something like this.

World 3-Castle Star 2-2

Star Coin #3

World 3-Castle Star 3

The third coin of the level and final coin of the World is located in the last little section of the castle.  You will notice a grouping of fall-away platforms and a Star Coin situated in the center of them.  Simply jump up to grab it and get back on the moving floor quickly before the platform falls away beneath you.

Here concludes the Star Coin walkthrough of World 3.  I hope everything was clear and concise, if you have any questions feel free to comment and I will answer them.  World 4 is in the works and will be arriving on GamerSyndrome shortly.  Stay tuned gamers.

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